Pop Geeks' Flashback Interview: Khrystyne Haje

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Peter Paltridge

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"Music rights issues tend to be a major hold-up, which explains, for example, why we haven’t seen anything from Saturday Night Live in terms of DVD releases after Season 5."

Seasons One through Five had a lot of music. The big problem is that the sixth season of SNL was when everybody left and was replaced with a new cast, and it's regarded as one of the worst seasons ever for the show. They would pay the music costs if they thought there was an audience to make it profitable, but there probably isn't.
 
"Music rights issues tend to be a major hold-up, which explains, for example, why we haven’t seen anything from Saturday Night Live in terms of DVD releases after Season 5."

Seasons One through Five had a lot of music. The big problem is that the sixth season of SNL was when everybody left and was replaced with a new cast, and it's regarded as one of the worst seasons ever for the show. They would pay the music costs if they thought there was an audience to make it profitable, but there probably isn't.
That's why, in my 2014 article "An Open Letter To Lorne Michaels" from 2014, I suggested a limited edition complete 1980s box set of SNL: http://popgeeks.net/open-letter-lorne-michaels/
 
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